How Aware Are We That America Has a Drinking Problem?

In a recent article in The Atlantic entitled, “America Has a Drinking Problem,” author Kate Julian begins by pointing out alcohol consumption in the U.S. has risen steadily since 2000, and the longstanding societal effects of COVID-19 have shifted our nation’s drinking habits in the ‘more so’ direction. “(Prior to the pandemic) you might have…

A “Reality Check” for Healthcare Professionals Who May Actually Be High-Functioning Alcoholics – PART TWO

[Note to Reader: See “PART ONE” of this 2-part blog-post in the archives.] When a doctor, nurse or any other healthcare professional regularly drinks an unhealthy amount of alcohol, the fact that they’re sustaining some level of professional and personal success may inhibit them from acknowledging they have an alcohol abuse disorder and getting help…

A “Reality Check” for Healthcare Professionals Who May Actually Be High-Functioning Alcoholics – PART ONE

Although I’m not in the healthcare field, I’m a former college professor who fit the term “high-functioning alcoholic” to a T. (Just ask my ex or the Dean of Faculty where I worked.) What I hope to bring to the topic of “Am I or am I not a high-functioning alcoholic?” are my personal experience,…